Undergraduate Summer Vacation Scholarships

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The Institute of Cancer Research

The ICR offers a limited number of paid undergraduate summer vacation scholarships every year.

The summer 2021 scheme is now open for applications. Deadline 26 February 2021

We are now inviting applications for our 2021 Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Funds are available for up to seven undergraduate students to undertake a six to eight week research project (with a stipend of £250 per week). Research projects will be supervised by our research teams based at either our Chelsea or Sutton site.


The scheme is for undergraduate students at UK Higher Education institutions in the middle years (i.e. second of three, second/third of four) of their undergraduate degrees. Applicants in their first year are not eligible to apply.

Applications are encouraged from students who have not previously undertaken any form of summer placement. Placements will be offered to exceptional students.

Research projects are available to undergraduate students with back grounds in Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics. Browse the list of research teams inviting applicants,

Find out how to apply  and see what previous students had to say about their experience at https://www.icr.ac.uk/studying-and-training/undergraduate-vacation-scholarship-scheme

Deadline for applications is 26th February 2021.

Further information can be found in FAQs. Please contact Dr Silvia Alvarez Perez for any questions regarding eligibility or remaining questions.

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